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Tahli Oden, senior, glides to the basket for two of his 12 points against Eastern Mennonite University.

Men’s Basketball Continues Unbeaten Streak

Compiled by Staff December 5, 2023

Jikari Johnson, junior, and Alfredo Abel-Rivera, sophomore, combined for 45 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals as the Panthers overcame a first-half deficit and poured in 40-second-half-points...

Jikari Johnson, junior, had a game-high 30 points in the Panthers overtime win against Roanoke College on Wednesday.

A Second-Half Comeback and OT Victory

Compiled by Staff December 1, 2023

There are a lot of cliches that sports writers use to describe the kind of thing that happened with the men's basketball team in Roanoke Wednesday night against Roanoke College--cliches such as nail-biter,...

Tahli Oden, junior, drives the ball through the lane for two of his nine points against Averett University.

Men’s Basketball Stays Perfect

Compiled by Staff November 27, 2023

When the men's basketball team blew out Mid-Atlantic Christina University 107-52 in the season opener, Head Coach Patrick Corrigan said the true test of the team will be what they do when they face...

Kayla Cabiness, senior, brings the ball up the court against Regent University on Sunday in Swartz Gym. Cabiness was the games leading scorer with 28 points.

Women’s Basketball Stays Perfect at Home

Compiled by Staff November 20, 2023

Kayla Cabiness, senior, stripped the nets for 28 points Sunday afternoon as the Panthers rode a second-half wave of buckets to defeat Regent University 64-53 in Swartz Gym in a women's basketball matchup. It...

Bryant Wall, junior, jams the ball through the rim against Regent University Sunday in Swartz Gym. Wall had 11 points for the Panthers.

Men’s Basketball Rolls–Again

Compiled by Staff November 20, 2023

Calvin Washington had been relatively quiet the past two games for the Panthers. The senior forward scored five points in each of the last two outings. He got louder on Sunday--scoring the first...

Sterling Charles, sophomore, went 5-7 from the floor Friday night and was the games leading scorer with 15 points.

Men’s Basketball Tops 100–Again

Compiled by Staff November 18, 2023

Before this season, the last time the men's basketball team hit 100 points in a game was during the 2017-2018 season. Now the Panthers have eclipsed the mark twice--and in less than a week, no less. On...

Bryant Wall, junior, goes up for a dunk against Southern Virginia University on Tuesday.

Men’s Basketball Struggles But Wins Over Southern Virginia

Compiled by Staff November 15, 2023

Jakari Johnson, junior, scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half last night to lead the Panthers to a 76-62 non-conference win over Southern Virginia University at home. Head Coach Pat Corrigan...

Calvin Washington, senior, one-hand jams an alley-oop in the second half against Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Washington led all scorers with 22 points.

Panthers Feast on Mustangs

Compiled by Staff November 12, 2023

At first glance, a casual observer might think the men's basketball team is in the donut business. That's because of all the Dunkin' that was going on Saturday afternoon against Mid-Atlantic Christian...

Thinking both inside and outside the box, the women’s soccer team from left front are: Haley Woodward, junior; Kayla Fedison, junior; Jadyn Patton, sophomore; Anna Milliron, sophomore; Alondra Vera, freshman; Jessie Howison, freshman; Ashlynn Mitcham, junior. Row two from left are: Allyson Tubbs, freshman; Chrissy Russell, freshman; Bri Bitz, junior; Jenny Ruiz, freshman; Madison Cruz, junior; Aubrie Hixson, junior; Camryn King, senior; Amber Gillen, junior; Rachael Deffenbaugh, freshman. Back row from left are: Aubrey Billings, senior; Sayda Rojas-Campbell, freshman; Anna Blaine, sophomore; Sarah Crawford, senior; Ashli Wuss, sophomore; Jamie Adams, junior.

Is There Something in the Women’s Soccer’s Water?

Cody Gibson, Sports Editor November 10, 2023

It takes 11 players to field a soccer team. The women's soccer team here has almost that many in the Boone Honors Program alone. Per capita, the Panther women have the highest representation in the...

Trent Proctor, junior, moves in on Richard Albert, freshman, in the opening bout of the Black vs. Gold Intersquad Dual. Proctor took the match 10-9.

Iron Sharpens Iron at Wrestling’s Black Vs. Gold Intersquad Dual

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Panther wrestlers rolled out the mats Oct. 27 and battled it out in their Intersquad Black vs. Gold Dual, with former wrestlers-turned-coaches Christian Hite and Braden Homsey calling the shots for...

Former Panther Deshone Hicks (right) drives to the basket for a layup against his defender in a game for the Finland Raider Basket pro team.

Dropping Dimes and Draining Threes

Darwin Randolph II November 1, 2023

Alumni Deshone Hicks (class of '23) crossed the Atlantic to start his professional basketball career. Hicks has been in Finland since August and is hoping to help pave the way for other basketball players...

Madison Cruz, junior, instructs members of the Special Olympics Soccer Team prior to the coin toss.

Special Athletes

Refentse Maselwa, Editor October 31, 2023

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” That motto kicked off the Special Olympics. It was a cold morning in Bridgewater, VA--and an athletic event reminds those...

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